Broadway actor Phillip Boykin was in Rowe Recital Hall on November 14 to lead a masterclass in the Musical Theatre Workshop. Boykin, a bass-baritone, was a lead cast member in the 2017 Broadway production of Once On This Island and was in Charlotte for the touring production of the show at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, November 12-17, in which he reprises the role of Tonton Julian.
Boykin, who is from Greenville, S.C., has also appeared on Broadway in Sunday in the Park with George (2017) and On the Town (2014). In 2012, he was nominated for the Tony Award, as well as the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical for his role as Crown in the Broadway revival of Porgy and Bess.
The Musical Theatre Workshop is a core component of the new Undergraduate Certificate in Musical Theatre in the College of Arts + Architecture. This 20-hour interdisciplinary certificate program is designed to develop the unique skill set required for musical theatre performance. It is open to students of any major in the University; admission is by audition.